Following the release of the Halifax, Nova Scotia: Street Checks Report by Dr. Scot Wortley and the directive to police across the province from Attorney General and Minister of Justice Mark Furey, the Nova Scotia RCMP is sharing its National RCMP Policy on Street Checks and Bias-Free Policing.
The policies include a definition of street checks, when & where they can be used, roles and responsibilities, accountability as well as the principles of bias-free policing and links to other relevant legislation.
“We wanted to release these policies proactively to ensure our communities and stakeholders are aware of the standards the RCMP abides by,” says Insp. Rob Doyle, Acting Officer in Charge of Halifax District RCMP. “We are committed to working with our employees, communities, the Nova Scotia Department of Justice, the Halifax Board of Police Commissioners and other stakeholders on how we enact change following the release of Dr. Wortley’s report.”
Click on the links below for the reports.
Source : Media Release